Cole Gallery will offer youth art classes

  • Tue Mar 27th, 2012 7:08pm

<b>ARTS NOTEBOOK | </b>Herald staff

Cole Gallery will now offer art classes for youth ages 10-18 beginning in April.

“We’ve always offered workshops for adults in drawing and painting and will continue to do so, but we really have seen a great need for children and teen classes in the last couple of years. I want to be a space for art to flourish and engage our world and that means starting with our kids,” gallery owner Denise Cole said.

Artist Tracy Fraker, co-owner of the Fraker Scott Gallery in Seattle and a long-time instructor of children and adults, will be leading the program’s development. Faker will also be offering classes for fourth- through sixth-graders in painting, drawing and 3-D art, 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning April 2.

The gallery will also be offering two five-week courses for teenagers. The first class will focus on exploring painting and drawing with seasoned multi-media instructor Gudrun Ongman, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 11.

The second class for teens will have an emphasis on fashion and figure drawing with renowned pastel artist Patty Forte Linna, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 12.

Cole Gallery is located at 107 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds.For more information and to sign up, go to

‘Harvey’ coming to Edmonds

The Edmonds Driftwood Players will perform “Harvey” next month.

The play is the comedic story of a likeable man and his imaginary friend, “Harvey,” a 6-foot, three-and-a-half-inch-tall rabbit.

Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 6-22 at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds.

Tickets are $23 for general and $20 for juniors (18 and under), seniors (60 and over) and military.

For tickets, call 425-774-9600 or go to

Festival seating starts a half hour prior to curtain.

Seattle Symphony to perform Mahler

Conductor Laureate Gerard Schwarz takes the stage to lead the orchestra in three performances of masterworks by Mozart and Mahler, April 5-7.

Schwarz has garnered particular acclaim for his interpretation Gustav Mahler’s music. He will conduct Mahler’s popular First Symphony, a work nicknamed “Titan” and beloved for its expressive melodies and epic scale.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 5, noon April 6 and 8 p.m. April 7 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.

Tickets are $17-$110, available at, by calling 206-215-4747 or visiting the Benaroya Hall box office on the corner of Union Street and Third Avenue in Seattle.

MLT arts commission reports to council

The Arts Advisory Commission gave City Council an overview on the commission’s 2011 accomplishments and work plan for 2012.

In 2011, the Arts Advisory Commission coordinated the 33rd Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show with Friends of the Arts, expanding the show with artists’ demonstrations, wine and cheese tasting, and the Manu Sood Scholarship Fund auction.

“This year’s art show was a huge success; it gets bigger every year,” said Art Advisory Commission member Bonnie Mercer.

This year the Arts Advisory Commission hopes to build on their previous accomplishments by looking for potential grant opportunities, identifying additional partnerships and sponsorships, and expanding their volunteer base.

Improv comedy at Black Box this spring

The Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College welcomes Unexpected Productions North for Improv Comedy Happy Hour, 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $10.

Unexpected Productions combines comedy, theatre, improv and sports into a very happy hour full of spontaneous fun.

For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to